Darren LaShelle

KRCB Content Manager


Darren LaShelle is the Content Manager for KRCB North Bay Public Media in Sonoma County, California.  LaShelle also acts as Managing Senior Producer for all media projects developed within the organization. He oversees TV programs and series, radio news and productions, Web site design and implementation, and organizational marketing efforts.  LaShelle has worked for KRCB since 2015. He has been working in public media since 1995.  Previous to his career in public media, LaShelle worked for commercial stations in the Toledo and Wheeling/Steubenville markets.

LaShelle is an Emmy award-winning Executive Producer for the science and technology TV series "Plugged-In."  He has written and produced documentaries, studio-based and magazine series, commercials, public service announcements, promotional material and news production.  LaShelle is the Executive Producer of seven nationally-broadcast documentary programs on public television.  He has a Bachelor's of Arts in Radio/TV from Marietta College.

Here are the artists coming up this week on WORLD CAFÉ with host Talia Schlanger: 

Monday, February 12th – The Barr Brothers   

The Barr Brothers are a beautiful folky sort of band made up of brothers Andrew and Brad, and a secret weapon. Sara Pagé plays a harp. She’s rigged it with effects normally used on electric guitar and breaks down her impressive setup, as the Barr Brothers perform live music from their latest album Queens of the Breakers, on Monday’s World Café.

Tuesday, February 13th – Good Booty 

Afropop Worldwide is America's first and longest-lived weekly program on the music of Africa and the African Diaspora.

Hosted by Georges Collinet from Cameroon and produced by Sean Barlow for World Music Productions, Afropop Worldwide draws on an unprecedented array of reporters, artists and cultural guides to present an hour that is authoritative, comprehensive and hugely entertaining.

Wednesday, July 12: Jade Jackson

This week, we travel to Tel Aviv to celebrate hummus, plus Cherry Bombe's Kerry Diamond, Tartine's Liz Prueitt, and wine expert Stephen Meuse explains the cru wine system.

Today Brian welcomes Mipso, a young bluegrass band from Chapel Hill, NC and Keaton Simons, a pop singer/songwriter from Los Angeles.

Monday, May 29 at 1 pm: Baskery
Baskery is a Swedish alternative Americana folk rock band comprised of the three sisters Greta, Stella and Sunniva Bondesson. Their first album, Fall Among Thieves, was released in Europe in 2008 and in the UK in January 2009. Their second album New Friends was released in 2011 and their third album, Little Wild Life, was released in 2013.

Sundays at 8 am. When loss, violence, or betrayal test our willingness to forgive -- how do we do it anyway? This hour, TED speakers explore the challenges and benefits of forgiving others -- and ourselves.

Sue Klebold's son Dylan was one of the two shooters at Columbine High School. Nearly 20 years later, she talks about her struggle to understand his actions, and to find forgiveness.

Saturdays at 8 am. The pipeline protests at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation last year drew national attention. On Reveal this week, we team up with Inside Energy to go behind the scenes and meet the young people who started the fight. For the hour, we look at how those protests put at-risk teens on a healthier path, and how other Native American tribes are grappling with energy projects on their sovereign land.

Saturdays at 9 am & repeats Friday at 7 pm. Reporter Jack Hitt follows a group of inmates at a high-security prison as they rehearse and stage a production of the last act — Act V—of Hamlet. A play about murder, acted out by actual murderers—perhaps the only cast that could truly identify with parts of the text.

Saturdays at 10 am. Amazing stories about those on the bottom talking to those in the middle who report to those on top.

Saturdays at 8 am. We're teaming up with APM Reports to look at why police spend more time learning to shoot their guns than learning how to avoid firing them. Some police departments are embracing tactics designed to reduce the use of force and prevent police shootings. Rather than rushing in aggressively, officers back off, wait out people in crisis, and use words instead of weapons. This technique is called de-escalation. But this training isn't required in most states.

Thursday, April 27, 2017  
Legendary country singer Jessi Colter has had an interesting life as a successful recording artist and wife to Waylon Jennings, all of which she recounts in her book, An Outlaw and a Lady. Also, a special Latin Roots segment featuring Rahsaan.  


Friday, April 28, 2017
On her ninth studio album, Be Myself, Sheryl Crow revisits the sounds that made her an icon of ‘90s pop.  


This week on Climate One:

Who are the people bankrolling our political system? New Yorker writer Jane Mayer takes us behind the scenes and exposes the powerful group of individuals who are shaping our country.  

In her latest book, Dark Money: the Hidden History Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, Mayer traces the billions of dollars spent by the Kochs, the Scaifes, the Olins, and the Bradleys and uncovers their influences on policies related to climate change, the economy and more.  

This week on Milk Street Radio, Yasmin Khan gives us a closer look at Iranian food and her personal journey with it. We'll also offer our recipe for quick pork tapas and a tip for cooking pasta in its sauce. Dr. Aaron Carroll explores the truth about peanut allergies, Lior Lev Sercarz takes us inside the world of spices and, as always, Christopher Kimball and Sara Moulton take your calls.

Celebrate Earth Day with Women In Music this coming week with the music of Katherine Wheatley, Lui Collins, Chris & Meredith Thompson, Emma's Revolution, Jenny Bird, and more. We'll honor the memory of Rachel Carson, the founder of the contemporary environmental movement and author of "Silent Spring," and reflect on Native American teachings that the Mother Earth is alive and must be treated with respect.

In this hour of Blue Dimensions, it's "Made In America," a new album from saxophonist Bobby Watson, who offers music honoring several African-American leaders and innovators, whose great achievements may not be well-known to the public at large, including a highly successful businesswoman and philanthropist (Madam C. J. Walker), a guitarist (Grant Green - we'll also hear from him as well), and a famed officer of the law (Bass Reeves).

From the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock and Roll, it’s time for the best in Blues on Beale Street Caravan!

Sunday, April 2 at 8 am. As Buffalo Springfield sang in 1967, “There’s something happening here…” But today’s youth revolution is happening far beyond the Sunset Strip. The Trump administration’s dismissal of climate change as a legitimate concern is energizing a new generation of teenage activists.

On Monday, April 3, Front Country is coming into the KRCB studio. Originally from San Francisco, they moved to Nashville and are back home doing a series of shows in Northern California to celebrate their new release: Other Love Songs. And coming up on Wednesday, April 5 is Courtney Marie Andrews with an interview and performance.

Milk Street Radio

Mar 30, 2017

Sunday, April 2 at 7 pm. This week, Milk Street travels to the Chunjinam hermitage of the Baekyangsa temple outside Seoul, Korea, to cook with Buddhist nun Jeong Kwan; Regula Ysewijn's book unearths British puddings from haggis to spotted dick; Dan Pashman of The Sporkful reports on the New Jersey Ham Wars; and we offer you our recipe for Thai fried rice.

Snap Judgment

Mar 23, 2017

Saturday, March 26 at 10 am. There is a person you were born to be on the one hand. Then there is the person you’re creating, turning yourself into on the other. Get ready because on the next Snap Judgment both sides are going to battle it out. We proudly present the “Bourne Identity.”


Mar 23, 2017

Saturday, March 26 at 8 am. On this weekend's episode, Reveal  follows up on what’s happened since the show first took you inside the hidden places – real and virtual – where people are exploited for sex.Produced in collaboration with APM Reports, we’ll revisit the stories from the pot fields of Northern California to the streets of Chicago and suburban Seattle.

American Routes

Mar 23, 2017

Friday, March 25 at 12 pm. Philly Soul Folks & Louisiana Swamp Pop: John Oates & Johnnie Allan While they don't all have blue-eyes, the white soul and swamp pop guys and gals from Philadelphia and South Louisiana have created distinctive regional sounds of national significance.

Tuesday, March 14 at 11 pm. This week on BSC we feature a performance by Bill Abel from the Mighty Mississippi Music Fest during Bridging the Blues. He's an accomplished potter and visual-artist, but most folks know him as an omnipresent force on the Delta festival and jook joint circuit. Also BSC contributor Preston Lauterbach continues his series the Chitlin’ Circuit and The Road to Rock n Roll.

Saturday, March 11 at 10 am. It's almost like deja vu. Almost. Except, you remember every single step of the journey. Amazing stories about ending up exactly where you got started.

Sunday, March 5 at 8 am. The story of the American West is deeply rooted in the Colorado River, which delivers fresh water to seven thirsty states before crossing the border into Mexico.  But every year, 41 million Americans take more water out of the Colorado than nature puts into it.         

This week, stories of people who didn't make the rules, but must apply them. The owner of a Hawaiian island adapts rules originally set in the nineteenth century—and not everyone is happy with her interpretation. A judge in suburban New Jersey wants the people who come before him to see the rules as fair even if they resent their punishments. And other stories.

When we want to know something, we ask questions, but what happens when a question doesn't have a clear answer? Host Guy Raz explores the spirit of inquiry and the paths it leads us down.

This week on "This American Life"... In the summer of 1951, two baby girls were switched at birth in a Wisconsin hospital. One of the mothers realized what had happened, but instead of correcting the mistake, she kept quiet. Until one day, more than 40 years later, when she decided to tell both daughters the truth. How her choice changed two families' lives…and how it didn't.

eTown welcomes back long-time friend, singer/songwriter Dar Williams to the stage at eTown Hall to hear her latest musical creations, plus some great conversation with eTown host Nick Forster. English singer/songwriter and painter Piers Faccini also makes his eTown debut this week, plus a great eChievement Award story about a Colorado woman who developed a great program to help combat child hunger in her area. That’s this week, in eTown!